The Ryogoku Art Festival began four years ago as a project to add another piano to the Steinway at Monnaka Tenjo Hall purchased through fundraising, and explore the possibilities for two-piano music. With a change of artistic director every year, the festival has become a celebration of two very individual pianos.
A Program Thinking of life in August
B Program When pianos become the orchestra
C Program Over the Piano
Yuri SAIKI, Michiko ASAI, Shun IRIKAWA, Rikuya TERASHIMA, Kyoko HAGI, Mariko HATTORI, Amiko YOSHIMURA, Aki YUDA, Kihoko SAKAKIBARA
Artistic Director: Rikuya TERASHIMA
Staff: Miki AKAHANE, Ayako FUKUNAGA, Tatsuhiro WATANABE
Planning and production: Yaeko KUROSAKI
Since its opening in 1989, Monnaka Tenjo Hall, the predecessor of Ryogoku Monten Hall, has introduced and staged an ambitious and varied program of music and performances, ranging from the traditional to pioneering contemporary music. Under the theme of “tradition and modernity,” organizers make efforts to offer a high quality music experience and foster a broad audience base.
Murasawa BLDG 1F, 1-3-9, Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
Ryogoku Monten Hall (Sumida City, Tokyo)